Today’s my first mass market paperback release, ever. It’s in the UK, and it’s for my first novel, GOD’S WAR. Yeah, it launched in May of last year (which is why it’s eligible for UK awards) but it happened during a time when I was caught up with a lot of other publishing concerns back here in the States. So this month I’m happy to launch the book properly.
I’ve had some posts up with various folks around the web this week who were kind enough to host, with more to come in the next two weeks. Here’s what you might have missed:
WICKED WINTER CARNIVAL (in progress)
- Goodreads Giveaway: still a few hours left to enter to win a free copy of God’s War
- My upcoming ConFusion schedule (this weekend!)
- FREE Nyx Novelette, “The Body Project” hosted by Del Rey UK (or, purchase on Kindle: US : UK)
- “Building Enigmatic Gods in Fictional Worlds” hosted by Juliet McKenna
- “Women and Gentleman: Unmasking the Sobering Realities of Hyper-Masculine Characters” hosted by Kari Sperring (mirrored here)
- “Inside the Ring: Writing Believable Combat in Fiction” hosted by Anne Lyle
- “Writing Rule-Bound Magic Systems that Break all the Rules” hosted by Over the Effing Rainbow
- My mom and I square off about Popular Fiction (her) vs. Spec Fiction (me) over at Pornokitsch’s place.
- “5 Guests Posts I’d Never Write” hosted by The Speculative Scotsman (today!)
- “History is Another Country: South African Influences on a Fictional World at War,” hosted by Violin in a Void (Friday)
- “A Complexity of Desires: Sexuality in Science Fiction,” hosted by The Booksmugglers (1-20)
- On Persistence in the Writing Game, hosted by Chuck Wendig (1-21)
- “In Defense of Worldbuilding,” hosted by Fantasy Faction (1-22)
- “Creating Better Fantasy Economies (Who Does All the Work?),” hosted by Suzanne McLeod (1-22)
- Gritty vs. Classic Heroes, hosted by Civilian Reader (1-23)
- “Rewriting the World: Masked Narratives in History,” hosted by Liz Bourke (1-23)
- “In Defense of Unlikable Women,” hosted by Kate Elliott (1-24)
- “BugTech: Applications in Myth, Magic and IRL,” hosted by Charlie Stross (1-28)
- Reddit AMA – Ask away! (1-29)
- Guest at Charlie Stross’s blog (content TBD) (1-30)
Thanks again to everyone for having me as a guest this month.